How Victims Become New Oppressors: The Metamorphosis of a Pious Generation in Turkey

A lawmaker’s faint heed for the realities of the past sparked a debate over female empowerment in Turkey. It also recalled the transformation of yesterday’s victims to today’s oppressors.

AKP lawmaker Ozlem Zengin, C, speaks at a press conference in April.

“Before the AKP government, there was even no concept of woman in Turkey.” (Ozlem Zengin)

The Emergence of Ozlem Zengin’s Generation

Politics of Memory and Tales of Victimhood

From Oppressed to Oppressors

A picture of women from a prison in the western Turkish province of Bursa on Feb. 28, 2019.

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